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Re: Whether to buy the CD or not
Fred, I don't think there is anyone associated with the OpenBSD project that
would ever want you to feel guilty over not buying a CD if you can't.
The net which binds us together can also let us forget that there are real
world problems for some in doing something as seemingly simple as buying a
CD. If its a real hardship then you shouldn't do that.
You can still help the project out in many ways. One the the easiest things
to do is showing others what OpenBSD is, why you use it, and how they can get
copies themselves. The more people using it, the more benefits we'll
see. Some of those new users will decide to join the active user base--and
knows what those people might do...
Be creative and think of things that you might be able to do to help out.
Money, while a wonderful tool, is only one commodity which the project needs
in order to thrive. Your participation can mean a lot.
At 10:27 AM 3/15/2000 +0100, you wrote:
>hmm, Magnus Bodin said that
>> 1. If you like OpenBSD: BUY EVERY CD RELEASE. It is far the most easiest
>> way to
>> keep up the volume, and donate regulary to the project. It will look
>> your shelf, you will get a warm fuzzy feeling, and if don't you have enough
>> room yourself, give it away.
>> 2. If you just like OpenBSD a little: Buy one CD, and then upgrade the
>> your life. You will of course run into the risk of suffering of bad
>> conscience. You will also have far less convenience when installing a new
>> machine. (Tip: go for #1 instead)
>> 3. If you just want to GET and not GIVE; do an ftp-installation. You
>> probably can't afford a CD-ROM drive anyway. (Tip: Try to go for at least
>i fully agree, unfortunately .sk (slovakia) is not as good situated
>on the map as let's say sweden. as far as i know no un/official
>distributor exists nearby. if i buy the cd from aboard, my monthly
>pocket money evaporates, being a student and stuff...
>but, fear not! for I when will work as a hard paid system administrator
>will buy every single release... until then, just having the bad
>ps. my grammar be better for i study at the Yoda's University ;)
>"i refuse to prove that i exist, for proof denies faith,
> and without faith i am nothing" --God